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The Year of the Dog

To celebrate the upcoming Chinese Year of the Dog, the Museum of London Docklands is hosting a range of free cultural events during the February half term in tribute to East London’s long running historic links with the Chinese community.

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Taking place all day Friday 16 February, the day of Chinese New Year, the activities will range from ribbon dancing classes and taekwondo taster sessions to calligraphy. 

Events will culminate with a spectacular dragon dance, in which museum visitors of all ages will be led by a professional dance troupe, as well as a host of other themed activities. Traditionally, lion dances were performed in ancient China to chase away the worries of the previous year, whilst welcoming happiness into the next one.

Highlights for the day include:

  • Martial arts masters: Learn about Tai Chi and Kung Fu and try them out yourself
  • Ribbon dance workshop: Free traditional dancing drop-in sessions.
  • Lion dancing: A professional dancing troupe will lead an authentic lion dance.
  • Dance demos: Watch experts perform traditional Ribbon and Peacock dances.

More info, including other events happening over half term, here

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Later Event: February 17
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